Tuesday, October 29, 2013
900 Pounds Per Acre
I must admit Lerch's barn supply carries Carey Ag Lime. Just like John Haggard says, it's a little high in magnesium for my needs but it was available, it was cheap, and I needed a lot of calcium and not too much magnesium. It is 20% calcium and 12% magnesium, which makes it dolomitic. We get the best response from calcitic limestone here on the glacial moraine.
The radish greened up quickly of course. I also spread a bushel of old rye seed from the rodent infested wagon in our barn I need to get rid of. Maybe I should just pull it over to the garden with the DX-24E and dump a pile in the low spot and let it rot all winter. It will be a slow rot since winter is colder in temperature. I can spread some nitrogen on it and cause it to heat up and decompose quicker before we till it all in. I am not into full notill gardening yet but we get closer all the time.
I sure miss the barn cats but you can't keep a wide eyed German Shepherd who even barks at birds and a barn full of barn cats at the same time. The mice are taking over again so we need to stay vigilant!
We depend on this garden for a bulk of our day to day food. We know what is in its soil and we have a good idea what is in the food that comes from it. It tastes so good and we feel better when we eat it!
Did I do right? What did you put on your garden spot or are you going to have one next year?